The Art of Mentoring = Mentorology

The Over My Shoulder Foundation, was founded by Dawn Carroll, award-winning designer -writer and Grammy Award winner Patti Austin.

Over My Shoulder Foundation is a unique media-based project whose goal is to raise awareness of the impact of mentoring both cross-culturally and cross generationally.

We celebrate mentoring world-wide, sharing vibrant stories that nominate, reward and celebrate mentors and mentees: Collecting great stories of mentoring allows our creative team to produce events that spread the gospel of mentoring,. Past events such as the MIDDIES, Designing the Next Generation and the upcoming documentary “Over My Shoulder” are designed to create a great sense of connectedness in those who feel disenfranchised, and connect those and heal broken spirits. Mentoring inspires creativity and creative minds will provide the answers to the many problems we face in this world.

Without support and emotional sustenance, without a positive influence in our lives we can become lost,disconnected and unstable… as individuals and as a society. Proper mentoring is the miracle that fosters creativity, reconnects the disconnected, can change lives, and move us all toward a society of greater inclusion, integrity and value” Dawn Carroll

“Our goal is to break down barriers that separate generations of people and cultures. Through mentoring, we all are increasingly interdependent on each other, rather than independent individuals. And, because of people’s interdependency, the foundation hopes” Patti Austin

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Over My Shoulder Song

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Andrew Shapter loved music, people, storytelling. He brilliantly pulled our small ideas & made them grand. We lost Andrew recently & we will..

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The Making of History, a Hero, and a Super Bowl Commercial

Superbowl Sunday ! Sports teams can teach so much about mentoring – loved writing this piece for HuffPost about New England Patriots- Tom Brady..

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FWC Fish and Wildlife Research Institute

Celebrating calf # 4 ! With only a few hundred of these beauties left on Earth… baby # 4 is major news! Last year there were no new babies..

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Biggest mass extinction caused by global warming leaving ocean animals gasping for breath | Geology Page

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A Slow Hand, A Blues Man, A Rich Man, Mentors and Me

One of our favorite #TBT MENTORING stories – The mighty Doyle Bramhall ll story is mesmerizing!

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Over My Shoulder Foundation is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization. Contributions made to Over My Shoulder Foundation are tax deductible for U.S. federal income tax purposes, within the limits prescribed by law

Over My Shoulder Foundation
P.O. Box 405
Medford, MA 02155